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darkXmoon
05-29-2012, 05:19 AM
Has any one been in a well lit maze ? What do you prefer with lighting ? Have you seen themes that have stuck out or that just made you go WOW !! Right now I'm working on this new maze concept and just wanted to know what else is out there to study on.

HauntedDeadEnd
05-29-2012, 08:21 AM
I think Yellow lights and reds will look sick.

BrotherMysterio
05-30-2012, 01:03 AM
Has any one been in a well lit maze ? What do you prefer with lighting ? Have you seen themes that have stuck out or that just made you go WOW !! Right now I'm working on this new maze concept and just wanted to know what else is out there to study on.

What do you mean "well lit", and what is the specific concept?

C.

darkXmoon
05-30-2012, 01:35 AM
I'm just realizing that after all my years in working in this industry i have only been in mazes with very little light or almost pitch black. As for my personal concept of this maze , I don't want to give away to many details. I hoped to study more with this post

mrfoos
05-30-2012, 07:53 AM
Best well lit maze of all time? The hedge maze from The Shining! :p

Dreamreaper
05-30-2012, 08:04 AM
Never thought of a well lit maze, but I would think if you did one that all looked the same and the lights are placed the same in every hall that may make it harder to find there way out.

darkXmoon
05-30-2012, 10:58 AM
Thanks mates, I hope maybe in two years time I will have this idea up and running. It may not really seem it but this is actually helped me :)

Greg Chrise
05-30-2012, 08:57 PM
I'm having trouble imagining this, all I can come up with is walls and floor covered in tin foil, no roof exposed to the sun, preheated to 375 degrees? With a few "turn back now mortal" signs.

BrotherMysterio
05-30-2012, 09:59 PM
I'm having trouble imagining this, all I can come up with is walls and floor covered in tin foil, no roof exposed to the sun, preheated to 375 degrees? With a few "turn back now mortal" signs.

That's almost like one of the rooms I'm working on.

C.

Jim Warfield
05-31-2012, 07:07 AM
Wouldn't have it any other way.
I need them to "See", I have things to show them. I write things upon maze walls to slow them,
People are "readers" not just trashpile breeders.
Lights "ON", "How dull?"
Resets them to "Lull'"
Just before I scare them with a silent attack
From which many don't bounce back
Eliminate some of senses
makes fear held by new fences.
No escape.

darkXmoon
05-31-2012, 03:45 PM
That's almost like one of the rooms I'm working on.

C.

I'm doing the exact opposite. I want to completely rethink the concept of a maze by using my knowledge of mind trickery and then using insane art and and story line to keep to the concept of a haunted house. The best way I can describe it with out giving the idea away is I want to create some thing on the scale of Jim's Raven Grin Inn, meaning a place of chaotic randomness.

I'm drawing as fast as I can but I don't want to give to much away. Then again you never know.. this could be a brain bomb I just think is awesome, lol.

Malleus Studios
05-31-2012, 06:24 PM
Tile walls and fluorescent lighting would allow you to go with a creepy basement/morgue/hospital thing and be well lit at the same time.

darkXmoon
06-01-2012, 08:15 AM
Tile walls and fluorescent lighting would allow you to go with a creepy basement/morgue/hospital thing and be well lit at the same time.

But have you ever seen some one do it ?

BrotherMysterio
06-01-2012, 11:49 AM
But have you ever seen some one do it ?

But do what exactly? Do you mean a "well lit maze" as in, "one with adequate lighting so we see good set design and detail", or do you mean "blindingly bright where the patrons are squinting to get thru"?

C.

Malleus Studios
06-01-2012, 04:50 PM
But have you ever seen some one do it ?

Not off the top of my head. The only actually maze I've ever encountered in a Haunt is the one inside Cutting Edge, and the Chainlink/Strobe maze at Thrillvania.

darkXmoon
06-01-2012, 08:47 PM
Not off the top of my head. The only actually maze I've ever encountered in a Haunt is the one inside Cutting Edge, and the Chainlink/Strobe maze at Thrillvania.

I do remember that one but I would consider that more a dark lit maze because that strobe even though it lit the way a little it would cause that thing where all you would then see was that blind spot. That was priceless !! An one at Terror by the lake that was an outside maze lit by moonlight with its open roof.

Greg Chrise
06-02-2012, 03:10 PM
If you are going to have paintings or just draw all over the walls, and this is what you are going to see, it comes off ind of cheesy. If you are going to have dimensional things like your tree painting I would say go for it. Writing on the wall little phrases does have it's place but, you have to just go for the mommy told you not to write on the wall responce you are going to get.

Not everyone gets the artsy approach and I do have a little section I usually include. People openly reject it and say what the f is that supposed to be. Over time I have been able to identify these people as the pricks of the world that just set themselves up a little. They opened their senses to get hit with something down a few hallways and more easily creeped out. To the already creepy people, you will get nothing in responce but smiles and enjoyment. To them it is like they are walking through their own creative world.

So you then break it down to exactly why did a prick come in here anyhow. Guess what, it usually isn't the customers. It is the more judgemental workers or helpers there that can't figure out what or if to contribute anything. Those are generally the only ones that flap their jaws unfairly.

Glad to see you popping back in.

Greg Chrise
06-02-2012, 03:26 PM
I like your little boxes too. So if these were done and all tied together in a series at small scale to work out the ideas and then say, let's build this I think it would be kind of awesome. That is what is missing a lot of the time in haunted houses as people just go with what they could find and a single thought of how does this fit in. The time spent or not spent shows. People can build walls like crazy and then the decorating is never really thought out, given proper address.

Of course building things from maquette sizes doesn't totally translate because you can't always quickly find the exact prop or have enough time or money to build it exactly but enough of it does to put on a good show.

darkXmoon
06-03-2012, 08:29 PM
If you are going to have paintings or just draw all over the walls, and this is what you are going to see, it comes off ind of cheesy. If you are going to have dimensional things like your tree painting I would say go for it. Writing on the wall little phrases does have it's place but, you have to just go for the mommy told you not to write on the wall responce you are going to get.

Not everyone gets the artsy approach and I do have a little section I usually include. People openly reject it and say what the f is that supposed to be. Over time I have been able to identify these people as the pricks of the world that just set themselves up a little. They opened their senses to get hit with something down a few hallways and more easily creeped out. To the already creepy people, you will get nothing in responce but smiles and enjoyment. To them it is like they are walking through their own creative world.

So you then break it down to exactly why did a prick come in here anyhow. Guess what, it usually isn't the customers. It is the more judgemental workers or helpers there that can't figure out what or if to contribute anything. Those are generally the only ones that flap their jaws unfairly.

Glad to see you popping back in.

The concept art is not for wall paintings, it will be full on life size props in the maze. That's why I want to make a well lit maze because there is some thing to see in it. I'm trying to move as far away from the typical maze spectrum as I can.

BrotherMysterio
06-04-2012, 12:24 AM
That's why I want to make a well lit maze because there is some thing to see in it. I'm trying to move as far away from the typical maze spectrum as I can.

So, do you mean a "well lit maze" as in, "one with adequate lighting so we see good set design and detail", or do you mean "blindingly bright where the patrons are squinting to get thru"?

It sounds like the first one. Am I correct?

C.

Jim Warfield
06-04-2012, 09:20 PM
Unless your whole show is just one big maze with helpers guiding, routing the customers through it's traps and turns and confusion?
An actual maze is very counter-productive to throughput since people will not be passing through very quickly.
I have no mazes here just odd paths where there is actually only one way to proceed and no place to become dumped or trapped , unless they are extremely drunk or stupid? Then they make me laugh="Mister! How do we get out of here? which way do we go?" and they would also be saying these same things if they were standing at one end of a cattle chute! I have suspected that some of these people are more scared and just asking these dumb questions, hoping I am dumb enough to yell out instructions to them, giving away my good hiding place, which also means they are very diminished capacity!